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Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Posted on 11 May 2012 by Adam Kaslikowski

The real life legend that was Carroll Shelby passed away Thursday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas where he was being treated for pneumonia. Shelby is survived by his three children Patrick, Michael and Sharon, his sister, Anne Shelby Ellison of Fort Worth, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his wife Cleo. Funeral plans are not immediately available. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Carroll Shelby Foundation (www.cscf.org). We here at DrivingScene ask that anyone with even a little petrol in their veins go out and take a shot of whiskey in this man’s memory.

– Adam Kaslikowski

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Ferrari + Logic3 = Stylish New Headphones

Posted on 09 January 2012 by Adam Kaslikowski

I’m going to make a strong claim here: Ferrari is no longer an Automotive company, Ferrari is now a branding company. Much the same way the Disney hardly makes movies anymore, yet produces literally tons and tons of branded goods every day, Ferrari has gone beyond simply paying for their racing by selling jackets and shoes to focusing a majority of their business time on slapping the prancing horse on every product imaginable. The admittedly beautiful headphones above are the latest example of this new corporate direction.

A collaboration between Ferrari and British electronic accessory maker Logic3, this new line is split between Scuderia and Cavallino products. The Cavallino collection is said to be  “influenced by the emotive driving experience of Ferrari’s iconic GT road cars.  Premium textures and materials combine with superior finishes to create unparalleled luxury and beautiful aesthetics.” So, those are the nice ones then…

The Scuderia line takes its inspiration from Ferrari’s racing and engineering expertise. These are much sportier in appearance, and also come in the more characteristic silver and red paint schemes. Both lines are available for pre-order now here, and will officially launch in April of this year. Expect to shell out from $125 – $375 for earphones, and between $500 and $750 for an iPhone docking station.

We’ll be seeing these headphones and docks up close later this week at the CES show and will give you are firsthand impressions then. In the meantime, look through the gallery below if you feel the need to brand your ears.

-Adam Kaslikowski

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This Is Your Boss’s New 3 Series

Posted on 14 October 2011 by Adam Kaslikowski

Behold the sixth generation BMW 3 series. Made from the powder of ground up 80’s yuppies and fueled exclusively by orphan’s tears, this Bavarian bomber will soon be occupying golf course and salon parking lots near you. The first 100 buyers will also receive a vial of Chris Bangle’s blood intended to ward off any criticism of the new styling.

The new 3 series, available in Feb. 2012 will pack either a 6 or 4 cylinder engine, the option of an 8-speed automatic transmission, and stop-start functionality. With upwards to 300 hp and 88 fewer pounds to lug around (compared to last years model), the 3 should be a stormer. BMW will also be debuting a hybrid 3 series next year for those middle managers with an eco touch.

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Chevy Colorado Coming to U.S.

Posted on 10 October 2011 by Adam Kaslikowski

 General Motors has just confirmed that their new midsized pickup the Colorado will be sold in America. This comes as both Ford and Dodge have announced they will not be producing any midsized trucks in the coming years. Given this, the Colorado might be able to capture a majority of the market just do to lack of competition. Of course, the other manufacturers pulled their trucks out for a reason (most American truck buyers purchase full sized pickups) so only time will tell.

The Colorado will initially launch in Thailand (the world’s biggest market for midsized trucks) this month, followed by a staggered rollout throughout the rest of the globe. “The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. “We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers.”

In Thailand, the model lineup will include 2WD and 4WD regular, extended-cab and crew cab variants. Gasoline and diesel engines will be available, including new 2.5L and 2.8L turbo diesel engines. What combinition of these features will reach western shores remains to be seen. Chevy’s development team will be tweaking the Colorado for American tastes and driving habits.

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Conflict Of Interest At Autoblog

Posted on 29 September 2011 by Adam Kaslikowski

You're Fired

Autoblog has fired writer Jeff Glucker in response to an allegation of conflict of interest that arose yesterday. Mr Glucker posted an article on the site concerning a contest being run by Nissan while he was simultaneously under contract with the third party company that was running the contest for Nissan. Clearly the case could be made (true or false) that Jeff had a financial interest in the popularity of the contest and used his position at Autoblog to increase that popularity.

Props to Autoblog for taking quick and decisive action on this issue, although we are personally sad to see Jeff go as we always enjoy his writing. We hope both Jeff and Autoblog learn something from this episode and both are able to put it behind them. And here’s hoping that Jeff is able to find employment quickly again.

Source: Autoblog

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